Raw Deal examines the alleged rape of a stripper at the Delta Chi fraternity house at the University of Florida, a familiar set of circumstances in several high-profile cases in recent years: allegations against Duke lacrosse players (later proven false), the arrest of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn for the sexual assault of a hotel housekeeper and the recent rape verdict involving members of the Steubenville High School football team.
The unique element in the Delta Chi case: the fraternity members captured the evening’s events on videotape and the footage was made available to the public. Even more compelling, reasonable people who watch it disagree about whether or not the sexual activity is consensual or not.
Now, as David Cypkin memorably quipped during one of the many loud disagreements we had during the edit: Welcome to the argument.
Shooting @billycorben’s director statement for our new @ESPN_Films 30 for 30 doc BROKE (Taken with Instagram)
Miami filmmaker Billy Corben, who is seen here kidding around with a reporter, appeared before Judge Jose Fernandez Wednesday morning, June 13, 2012. (source: Walter Michot/Miami Herald Staff)
Miami New Times: Cocaine Cowboys Creator Gets Called ‘Tweeting Twit’ By Crotchety, Out Of Touch Columnist:
“[Fabiola Santiago] makes a point of using his legal name, “William Corben,” like she was an angry mother reprimanding her son. She calls him “condescending,” and a “bad-boy” narcissist, and chides his “stupidity” and “runaway self-promotion.” Never mind that Santiago herself comes off as condescending and slightly stupid. Worst of all, not a single bit of Santiago’s painful column is particularly funny, clever or illuminating.”
“Somewhere Herald columnist @FabiolaSantiago, who memorably called Corben a “Tweeting twit” in a bizarre column, is surely smacking herself and pouring a stiff drink.” http://bit.ly/Kuj3yb (Taken with Instagram)